The CEMS School of the Year is awarded to the Business School that has the best student evaluations overall, measuring the effectiveness of the CEMS Masters in Management (MIM) academic program, career and program services.
Unique to the CEMS MIM program, which is touted as the best in the world by the Financial Times, is the requirement to attend two academic institutions within the global alliance during the year. The award is based on a compilation of all student evaluations of all 28 business schools in the alliance. Ivey joined CEMS in 2009 as the first North American program, and its exclusive Canadian academic partner, and launched its MSc Program in 2010.
"The CEMS Master in Management program, provides us the rare opportunity to hear feedback from students who can actually compare one school to another from their own personal experience." says Darren Meister, Director of Ivey's MSc Program. "The students who attended our program were excited by what we are doing at Ivey and the results show. Our own graduates are employed at leading firms around the world."
CEMS Executive Director Roland Siegers expressed his satisfaction at seeing Ivey achieve the highest overall results by saying "I feel great pride in Ivey being the first non-European member school to win this. It shows just what great work the team at Ivey have done in such a short space of time, three years after they began delivering the CEMS MIM. They clearly have earned their place on top of the podium.
Marjolein Buiter, a student from the Rotterdam School of Management stated "To me it came as no surprise that Ivey was recognized by CEMS as the School of the Year. Ivey delivers a great overall program experience; from the courses that are offered, to the school's outstanding faculty and career and program services. Ivey has truly created a unique learning experience for students from around the globe."
Ivey's 16 month MSc-CEMS-MIM program is specially designed for high achieving university graduates from around the world allowing them the opportunity to graduate with an additional designation. CEMS, the Global Alliance for Management Education, is a global alliance of 28 academic, 4 social and 65 corporate partners. Founded in 1988 by ESADE, HEC Paris, the University of Cologne and Università Bocconi and Procter & Gamble, CEMS' flagship program is the Masters in International Management, ranked in the top 3 pre-experience Masters by the Financial Times for the past 8 years. After developing a base of 16 European business schools, CEMS began a process of globalization in 2008.